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Posted by JLT_GTI | Today @ 08:20 AM | 21 Views
it really works very nice

Runcam Swift low light run (3 min 55 sec)

Posted by IceWind | Today @ 07:01 AM | 105 Views
Creating this thread to keep alive the iNav releases for F1 targets : AfroMini, Naze32,...

iNavF1 : https://github.com/Nandox7/inavF1

This will follow as close as possible the main iNav project and is not the idea to deviate from it's path other than what is needed to keep the newer releases working in the now discontinued targets (fw 1.80+)

The last officially supported version for F1's is 1.7.3: https://github.com/iNavFlight/inav/releases/tag/1.7.3

Main Project Github: https://github.com/iNavFlight/inav
Main thread: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ite%29-project

(All credits go to the main iNav project and their developers.)
Posted by CraigRce46 | Today @ 05:07 AM | 174 Views
Chipped the front of my boat today still water tight but would love to fix it it's annoying me
Posted by Dronedude1974 | Today @ 12:57 AM | 254 Views
Well living in the country our takeoff and landings can be a bit rough and I tried my icon after a year with wheels as I took off the front nose wheel control arm busted loose and lodged in the rudder servo I crashed but look what came back
Posted by Jack Crossfire | Today @ 12:53 AM | 256 Views
EEVblog #1032 Part 4 - John Kenny Keysight Interview (32 min 14 sec)

This episode had a few good nuggets.

Home runs are few & far between when designing new products. Most are failures, no matter how good you are. Unfortunately, our industry is structured as 1 startup per product, rather than a bunch of products directly under 1 venture capital fund, so there's a massive overhead of breaking up & reconstituting new teams just to get the point of creating the failures. Many home runs fail because the extra step of reconstructing a new team failed.

The best easter egg in a device with no display is a message in morse code that's sounded in any way it can make sounds or blinked through LEDs.
Posted by sumaxmotor | Yesterday @ 11:40 PM | 295 Views
..... It sheds the heavier construction of the previous 2206 motor in favor of a design with all the modern bells and whistles. This is one of the lightest 2207 motors to cross the bench, coming in just barely under 30g with 40mm of 20ga wire. The build quality is quite good, with tight tolerances, a tight air-gap, and high quality machining. The windings are neat and tight single wire winds. The wire gauge isn't as thick as some of the other single wire winds I've seen, but is fairly typical for the application. There are a couple of concerns that jump out at me related to the weight savings on this motor. The base of this design uses very thin metal where the mount screws are tapped. This increases the likelihood of both the screws stripping out the threads, and the mount points breaking under stress. The other point of concern is the lack of a lip on the flux ring on the bottom side of the bell. With a high torque baseless design motor, this of particular concern. Those points are fairly minor and may not prove to be major issues in practice though, and this motor hits all the other points without issue. The light weight will likely prove an offset to the risks for pilots looking to shave those last few grams from a 2207 build.....
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Posted by Choppahman8 | Yesterday @ 10:35 PM | 318 Views
Windy Flying Tips 2 (8 min 26 sec)

Posted by Prof100 | Yesterday @ 08:56 PM | 378 Views
Foam hinges and protection of the foam are key. Hobbyking or equivalent skids or Robart style hinge pins work great.

43 inch wingspan
3s 2200 lipo
10x7 prop
Durafly T28 retracts will work if Banggood is out of stock. Durafly use 3 mm struts. Elevon Hobby has 4 mm struts.

8 channel orange receiver
10 amp CC BEC
Guardian stabilizer, up is 3D HH, middle is OFF, and down is 2D. Rotary knob is adjustable gain.

Great flyer.
Made by FMS.

Yellow touch up paint made my Lowes. Perfect match. $3.50.
Posted by Nixus | Yesterday @ 08:14 PM | 669 Views
Click here to apply!

Howdy folks,

As many of you have seen, HorizonHobby has a ‘live chat’ feature on their website where potential customers can ask questions, get advice, etc. If you’ve ever chatted with a ‘Jared B. from Illinois’ then you were chatting with me. It is a great deal where I can work from home as much or as little as I want, and choose my own hours. For providing this chat feature, the other chat advocates and I get paid generously in HorizonHobby credit, or in points that can be put towards lots of other useful things. So basically, Horizon sends me all sorts of stuff (of my choice) for me to sit at home in my pajamas and talk R/C with people. Its honestly lots of fun and a sweet gig!!

This is a work-when-you-want type of deal. You are only required to take about ten chats per month, which usually takes between 45 minutes to an hour. So, there is not an extreme commitment associated with this. You schedule yourself to work, or you can just log on whenever you want and not put yourself on the calendar at all. You truly have complete control over how much you log on.

We are looking for some experienced hobbyists to join our team and to become chat advocates. The criteria is pretty straight forward: The new member must be a Horizon Hobby superfan, knowledgeable in all aspects of the hobby, and over 18. We handle questions about planes, drones, helicopters, cars, boats, etc so it is important to be knowledgeable in these areas. However due to the fact that we cover such a wide area of expertise, every chat is different so things never get boring!!

If this sounds like something you are interested in, send me a private message through RCGroups so I can point you towards the application and we can get the ball rolling!! To summarize, you ‘work’ whenever you want, from home, and can be paid in HorizonHobby stuff of your choosing, all for sharing your knowledge and talk about the hobby.

If you have any questions or want more info PM me. Hobby on!!
Posted by decreale | Yesterday @ 05:01 PM | 480 Views
Does anyone know a place to purchase laminate for a foam wing. Can you use any laminate
Thank you
Posted by winchdoc | Yesterday @ 02:15 PM | 620 Views
This Friday I finished round 3 of 6 chemotherapy sessions for my Waldenstrom's.
So far the only side affects have been a little jittery and some dizziness, but the dizzy could be from
an anti-nausea med, too.
My blood test values continue to drift back towards the normal range.
The next 5 days are usually when the side affects show up.
Posted by Ken Lapointe | Yesterday @ 12:34 PM | 633 Views
A few pics from the field

Top Flite P-47 and JHH F-86
Posted by MaydayOne | Yesterday @ 12:01 PM | 646 Views
Tests in the garden won't work well because it works by GPS coordonates and i'd need to move at least 50m away to get a position update, so, in order to test my new antenna tracker from Arkbird, I decided to still use my regular relay station for video stream and put a mobius on the tracker (I could that way visualize if the calibration is right so far and test the thingy)

Here are the results :

Technologie Positronique lol (2 min 19 sec)

Posted by Float Onair | Yesterday @ 09:38 AM | 1,209 Views
(Deutsch siehe unten)
My first plane was a "Relax" marketed by a company called "Hype" (no kidding). The same model is available in America where it is called "Calypso". I didn't really like it much, but it was good enough for a complete beginner. The next one was a Multiplex Solius, a nice design. The model in my simulator, a Multiplex Cularis, was more of an inspiration when I decided my third should be completely my own work.
I started the design of the plane in the film ("My Plane - Mein Flieger" on YouTube) by drawing what I reckon a powered glider should look like. I don't know the first thing about aerodynamics and don't have any 3D cad software, I just drew what I thought looked good. The only thing I copied from an original was the airfoil, taking a guess at what would be appropriate. No way I'd be able to guess the best value for angle of attack, so I used a slab taiplane so I could sort it out in flight.
I made up most of the details as I went along. It seemed to be evolving very nose heavy, so I moved 2 servos into the tail. I made the hinges from sheet metal cut from a biscuit tin soldered to brass tubing I had lying around in the cellar. The carbon fibre rods came from a kite I crashed decades ago and the motor, esc and a couple of servos were salvaged from the remains of my first plane.
The fuselage was made of newspaper and wallpaper paste strengthened with bandaging gauze. Seemed like a good idea at the time, nice and...Continue Reading
Posted by craytech | Yesterday @ 08:45 AM | 1,212 Views
TurboWing Cyclops 3 (2 min 35 sec)

TurboWing Cyclops 3

Hello everyone welcome back!

Todays videos has me really excited! I have been on a quest to get better quality footage out of my tiny whoop for some time. Well after much trial and error. I have found the perfect camera. The TurboWing Cyclops 3. This camera is awesome!!

Here are the specs

FPV DVR Camera:
output voltage : 4.2V
Sensor size : 1/3 " CMOS
Camera Resolution :700TVL
Lens :M7 Lens
Angle : H:120 / V:100
Operating Temperature : -10 ~+60
Input format : NTSC
Audio : In addition it comes with a built in microphone
MicroSD : Max 32G
record : 720P HD
Record Status : Working LED : 1 Red LED on
Press the video button to start recording. You will see a red flashing led "00:00:00" on the screen that changes from white to red. Red indicates that the camera is recording. Voltage
Battery : 5-16v(1s-4S lipo Battery)

I used the WolfWhoop TX1 TX. The TurboWing Cyclops 3 can be purchased by its self or with a power adjustable 25mw-200mw TX.

Pick up the Wolfwhoop TX1

Pick up the TurboWing Cyclops 3


The feild of view if a little narrow for me so it took some getting used to. I will soon be changing out the lense.

I hope you enjoyed this video.

Feel free to leave me a comment

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Thank you for watching!

Fly Safe & Fly Often
Posted by Antic bipe | Yesterday @ 08:38 AM | 1,201 Views
Hi All, these pictures are from 1995. The Diabolo is from an original pilot wood kit. The cowl and spats I molded from glass fibre because the original parts were made from ABS. The wing spars and vertical Web were reinforced with UD carbon. I also strengthened the plywood engine mounting. Engine was a 3W60 and was fitted with a smoke system. I flew this aircraft for about 10 years till a radio/ failsafe condition destroyed it. The Diabolo was a great flying aircraft.
The other picture is of my old Safir Plus pattern aircraft. The Plus was because I lengthened the fuselage. The Safir was powered by a Hanno special with an OS pipe. Propellors used were APC 12 X 12 and 12 X 11.

That is Table Mountain in the background.

Charlie Blakemore
Posted by mlilasic | Yesterday @ 08:13 AM | 1,251 Views
Review of MJX BUGS 2 - B2W - WiFi FPV Brushless With 1080P Full HD Camera GPS RC Drone Quadcopter RTF & DVR footage

25% Off Coupon Code: 920847 special for MJX B2W

My Bugs 2W just came, looks awesome:

but more important it flies great. Maiden test flight (more test flights to come):
MJX B2 B2W Bugs 2 - GPS WIFI FPV RTF 1080P FullHD camera drone from MJX R/C Technic (4 min 3 sec)

Brand Name: MJX
Item NO.: B2W
Item Name: MJX B2W WiFi FPV RC quadcopter
Frequency: 2.4G
Channel: 4CH
Quadcopter Size:410*410*80mm
Battery: 7.4V 1800mAh - often lipos in kit don't come properly charged to storage voltage, but int this kit, MJX took effort to charge them to perfect storage voltage of 3.8V/cell, check the pisc
Camera:1080P .
Motor: Brushless motor
Flight distance:800-1000m
FPV distance: 400-500m
Flight time: around 15-18 minutes
Charging time: around 300 minutes
Transmitter Battery: 4*AA 1.5V(Not included)
Color: Black,Red

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